Thursday, October 05, 2017

GourmetGiftBaskets. com $2,000 in prizes Plus a 15% off discount

GourmetGiftBaskets. com celebrates the 15th Anniversary of a leading online gourmet gifting company -- offering more than $2,000 in prizes and a 15% off discount for anyone entering. To enter, follow the instructions here

 1. Fall Seasonal Beer Bucket -- $69.99, SKU 4521: Our seasonal beer buckets have been very popular and this one with its autumnal flavors promises to delight microbrew beer lovers as much, if not more, than its predecessors.

This bucket includes Oktoberfest by Otter Creek, Pumpkin Head by Shipyard, and Harvest Barn Ale by Long Trail. Snacks that bring out the best flavor notes in these beers include our own handcrafted Hickory Maple Bacon Kettle Corn and Buffalo Popcorn, along with summer sausage, spicy cheddar cheese, crackers, pretzels and nuts.

2. Halloween Candy Stash -- $29.99, SKU 4761: Most guys love candy (and reliving the years of their youth). Well, this new Candy Stash offers enough candy for the guys and the whole family. 

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I am always delighted and surprised with the amount of great foods that arrive and the cute way that the company presents them.   It is a real treat to have these and they would make an excellent gift this holiday! 

Lightseekers Tyrax Starter Pack Review @lightseekers @playfusion

Use the Lightseekers app start your adventure on your mobile device. It is completely free to download with no in-app purchases. The game is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
   Lightseekers- screenshot
TOMY sent me a sample of Lightseekers to review.

Join the Lightseekers, save Tantos from the invading umbron and become a legend!
Explore beautiful and fantastic lands, meet colorful characters, battle feared beasts and quest to uncover the world’s mysterious past.
Grow your powers through epic gear and new abilities. Collect pets & companions that fight alongside you. Supercharge your weapons with the elemental powers of rare Lightstones and become the most powerful Lightseeker ever! As your hero evolves, so does the world around you. New lands to explore, quests to face, enemies to defeat and powerful gear to equip are added often based on what you, the Lightseekers community, tell us you want.

Add optional smart action figures, interchangeable weapons, motion controlled flight packs and augmented reality trading cards (sold separately) to take your play to the next level! The game, cards, and figures can each be enjoyed on their own, but together they create next level connected play.

*Smart action figures and trading cards are not required to play Lightseekers
*System requirements: Internet connection and 1GB memory required for optimal experience.
  Lightseekers is available at Toys R Us and Amazon
Cassandra's Review- If you have tech savvy kids and they love to learn as well as try new games, this is going to be a huge hit.   Your starter pack can be used with the app to create a whole hands on experience.  The tyrax could  talk, vibrate, and use different colored lights to show levels, status, warn of impending danger and help guide gameplay.  Very cool and the kids love it no matter what age.  

Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women by Marlene Wagman-Geller Review

Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women
by Marlene Wagman-Geller, Laurel Corona

Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"?

Intrepid women heroes: When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands.

Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include:

Madame C. J. Walker-first female American millionaire
Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma’s first lady of freedom
Betty Shabazz-civil rights activist
Nellie Sachs-Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient
Selma Lagerlof-first woman Nobel Laureate
Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist
Bessie Coleman-first African-American female pilot
Wilma Randolph-first woman to win three gold medals
Sonia Sotomayor-first Hispanic Supreme Court justice
Wangari Maathai-Nobel Prize winner
Winnifred Mandela-freedom fighter
Lois Wilson-founder of Al-Anon
Roxanne Quimby-co-founder of Burt’s Bees

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review - If you are a female get ready to be empowered because this book is going to open your mind to some of the best female persistence.   You get a sense of pride and a real look into what women leaders can do.

Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids By Sarah Young Review

From the bestselling author of Jesus Calling®

Embrace the true meaning of Joy with the young believers in your life in Sarah Young’s newest 365-day devotional, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids.

In Sarah Young’s newest 365-day devotional for kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, she focuses on the biblical teaching of the joy we can experience at any time and in all circumstances. With Scripture and new personal reflections, the #1 bestselling author brings Jesus’ message of joy—for today and every day—to children.

Adapted from the bestselling Jesus Always, each day’s devotion has the same theme as the adult version, as well as written-out Scriptures. It is a great choice for families to read and discuss during devotional time together. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids will engage your children and help them find lifelong true contentment and joy.

Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect your children with Jesus—the One who meets you where you are. Help your children draw near to Him in Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- Faith based so that if you enjoy God and teaching you loved ones about him as well as how to pray to him, this is going to be a leading help.  It gives a day of devotions for you to express and love with your children.  It is not going to be easy for little readers to get through because of the longer amount of wording, but you can easily read it and discuss with them.

Christmas at Carnton By Tamera Alexander Review


A novella to launch a brand new three-book series . . .

In the midst of war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas, the cost of love . . . and of loving again.

Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year old son. About to be evicted, she sees an advertisement for the Ladies Aid Society Auction and applies for a position—only to discover it's been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity. And friendship. But can she trust him? Is Jake Winston the man he appears to be? Having lost everything once, Aletta is determined to guard not only her own heart, but also her son's.

Captain Jake Winston, a revered Confederate sharpshooter, suffers a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. When doctors deliver their diagnosis, Jake fears losing not only his greatest skill but his very identity. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Ladies Aid Society auction. He respectfully objects. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering. But orders are orders, and he soon discovers this group of ladies—one, in particular—is far more than he bargained for.

Set against the backdrop of the real history of Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee, Christmas at Carnton is a story of hope renewed and faith restored . . . at Christmas.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Finding true facts in this historic fiction is a great way to tell of the ability this author has to create real to life scenarios.  As a reader you need to be prepared for the waterfall of emotions with a box of tissues and possible a decent cry during the read.  It will get you in the more mellow Christmas mood.

Lizzy the Lioness by Lisa Bevere Review

Lizzy the Lioness
Powerful Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere has authored her first children’s book. Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world.

 Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  So sweet and a great message for little readers to learn.   This book is written in a perfect way for you to read outloud to your children.  It can even make a great storytime reading book for faith based schools as it does include God.

GOA Kids - Goats of Anarchy: Polly and Her Duck Costume by Leanne Lauricella Review

GOA Kids - Goats of Anarchy: Polly and Her Duck Costume
Polly and Her Duck Costume tells the true story of Polly, a little blind goat who was rescued by Leanne Lauricella, rescuer of farmyard animals and founder of the immensely popular Instagram account The Goats of Anarchy. Polly has some trouble adapting to her new life until her new mom gives her a warm and fuzzy duck costume, which turns out to be the perfect fit!

Follow along with Polly as she finds love with her new family, gains confidence, and makes new friends. The perfect tale to inspire and delight animal lovers, Polly and Her Duck Costume pairs beautiful illustrations with a truly heartwarming tale readers of all ages will adore.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- A cute children's book that is so fun to read outloud to your kids.  It is a true story about a goat that needs a costume to feel less afraid and anxious.  It is great and at the end one of my little readers asked for their own outfit just in case.

Magic Sketch Review

 Magic Sketch is a fun new way for your kids to draw, play, and learn! The flexible, LCD screen is transparent, allowing kids to trace with the provided stencils or from their own images!  Magic Sketch is from the makers of the hit product Boogie Board who are also the leaders in crystal display technology.

With Magic Sketch your kids can create all kinds of amazing art and, unlike most tablets, the Magic Sketch is super kid proof!  They can drop it, toss it, even step on it -- it won’t break!  It’s completely water resistant, so if they have a spill, just wipe it off and keep going!  With the advanced internal electronics, you can clear the screen with just the push of a button!
 Each Magic Sketch retails for $29.95 and includes:
Magic Sketch
Protector Guard
1 Roller
3 Stamps
20 Learning Stencils
20 Games Stencils
20 Art Stencils

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- If you use the stylus, this is a fun product for the little ones.  If you use the added tools this can be a bit challenging because you really have to press hard and they do not show completely up so I thought that it might crack the screen with the amount of pressure needed.   You do not need the added tolls to have fun and this is a great learning system for beginner learners.  The screen was not as bright as shown on the site, but there is color there.

Noble Excellence Towels Giveaway

Noble Excellence Towels Giveaway

Welcome to the Noble Excellence Towels Giveaway!

1 winner will receive choice of color of the matching set of 1 each of the body towel, bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/25/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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